Government urged to establish national horse database after welfare outcry

A Senate committee has recommended the federal government establish a national horse traceability register following a heated national debate about the welfare of...

Doggone it! How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs

Name: Dogor. Appearance: Sharp teeth, soft nose, fluffy all over, cute as hell. Age: 18,000 years and two months. That’s very precise. How do we know...

Case against alleged lion cub 'smugglers' delayed as police get DNA samples

The case of three men accused of smuggling a lion cub into Cape Town's southern suburbs will continue in February after it emerged...

Habitat restoration alone not enough to support threatened caribou

New UBC research suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou -- an iconic animal that's a major part...

Fishing nations to lower catch limits for Atlantic bigeye tuna

Conservationists welcomed “long overdue” catch limits set this week for bigeye tuna and other Atlantic species, but criticised weak measures to rebuild endangered...

Scotland's bogs reveal a secret paradise for birds and beetles

The bog at Forsinard stretches to the horizon, a vast mosaic of greens and browns. The tallest plants here grow only ankle high,...

Why a California delicacy won't be on the menu this Thanksgiving

His boat, Stacey Jo, is all loaded up, crab pots stacked high, with lines and buoys coiled neatly inside cylindrical metal traps. But...

Country diary: farmed pheasants are little more than free-range livestock

Out of breath and panting heavily, I breasted the summit of the Lion’s Haunch, paused, then turned, slowly. A stiff pull up a...

Trump pardons Butter the turkey with a side of impeachment jokes

The question was, would Donald Trump go there? Of course he would. The presidential pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey dates back 30 years. Barack...

Specieswatch: could we farm the scary but shy Atlantic wolffish?

In the north of England, Atlantic wolffish, Anarhichas lupus, is offered as fillets in fish and chip shops where it might be called...